We are seeing a new generation emerge who are owning their moral authority, speaking courageously and demanding justice. Moments like this are good moments for reflection. Thousands of people don’t mobilize by accident. It is a sign of how far our movement has come in this fight.
In the week of the 29th of July, we organized the first #AfrikaVuka digital retreat. About 20 climate activists from over 10 African countries gathered in Gisenyi, Rwanda, to learn, share experiences and build the digital organising & storytelling skills to grow the #AfrikaVuka movement.
The projected impacts of climate change, deforestation and land degradation could lead to the extinction of species and intensify the frequency and impacts of droughts and floods, with far-reaching consequences on communities, ecosystems, food security and infrastructure.
The Sundarbans has seen some of the world’s most violent hurricanes, thousands of years of changing riverbeds, rise and fall of civilizations. Lamu have survived centuries of people’s movements, political rivalries, sometimes even wars. Throughout that time our people built patient and respectful relationships with these delicate sites.
After years of inspiring and creative campaigning from the climate movement, the Kenyan National Environment Tribunal (NET) has just cancelled that license, citing the lack of effective public participation and social and environmental risks among other reasons.